Described as a “rising star” by MusicWorks magazine, JUNO-Nominated composer Jared Miller’s eclectic music is “playful” (New York Times), “hypnotic” (Sequenza 21), “phantasmagorical” (Lucid Culture) and “highly personal” (CBC Radio.) He has worked in collaboration with many ensembles both in North America and internationally including the American Composers Orchestra, the Detroit Symphony Orchestra, The Nashville Symphony, the Victoria Symphony, the Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony, the National Youth Orchestra of Canada, the symphony orchestras of Vancouver, Toronto, Winnipeg, and Edmonton, the Juilliard Orchestra, Cleveland’s Contemporary Youth Orchestra, the Sneak Peek Orchestra, The Attacca Quartet, Latitude 49 Ensemble, the New York City Ballet’s Choreographic Institute, the Emily Carr String Quartet, Sonora Collective, Standing Wave Ensemble and a long list of soloists that include pianists Sara Davis Buechner, Jani Parsons, Robert Fleitz and Imri Talgam, and violinist Francisco Fullana. His music has been featured and recognized in the New York Philharmonic’s Biennial (2014), the ISCM World Music Days (2017 & 2019), Vancouver’s Queer Arts Festival (2010, 2015 & 2019) and the Vancouver and Victoria Symphony’s New Music Festivals (2015-2019.)
Upcoming and recent highlights include the US premiere of Under Sea, Above Sky with the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra, the online premiere of Miller’s mixed quartet Go! for the Sonora Collective, the world premiere of Miller’s piano trio Absolute with the Graham Sommer Trio, the world premiere of Miller’s Phoenix, for String Quartet, written for the Echea Quartet and commissioned by Müzewest Concerts, and a stint as an artist fellow at the Hermitage Artist Retreat in Manasota Key, FL.
Miller has won numerous awards for composition that include a 2012 ASCAP Morton Gould Award, the 2011/12 Juilliard Orchestra Competition, three SOCAN awards for young composers (2011, 2015 and 2019) and SOCAN’s Jan V. Matejcek Award for Excellence in New Classical Composition in 2020. His orchestral work Under Sea, Above Sky, which was recorded by the National Youth Orchestra of Canada was nominated for a JUNO Award in 2020 for Classical Composition of the Year. He has also been featured as an artist-in-residence at I-Park’s International Artist-in-Residence Program, the Banff Centre, the Avaloch Farm Music Institute, and the Hermitage Artist Retreat. An active pianist, Miller has performed at a variety of venues including Carnegie Hall’s Weill Hall, Lincoln Center and the Chan Center for the Performing Arts in Vancouver, BC.
As a passionate advocate for musical education and outreach, Miller has taught and performed in several initiatives including The Juilliard School’s Music Advancement Program, the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra Connects Program, the BC Health Arts Society, Vancouver’s Opera in the Schools and for New York’s Opportunity Music Project.
Born in Los Angeles in 1988, Miller holds Masters and Doctor of Musical Arts degrees from the Juilliard School where he studied with Samuel Adler and John Corigliano. He has also studied composition with Stephen Chatman and Dorothy Chang and piano with Sara Davis Buechner and Corey Hamm at the University of British Columbia. In 2014 at age 25, Miller was named the Victoria Symphony’s composer-in-residence – a position that he held until June of 2017. After concluding a two-year stint as Assistant Professor of Composition and Theory and Dalhousie University in Halifax, Canada, he will begin a new position as Assistant Professor of Composition at the University of North Carolina School for the Arts in Fall of 2022.